Wetzell and Aztecs advance to Conference Final


Yanni Wetzell and San Diego State Aztecs are throught to the Mountain West Championship game against Utah State.

No fewer than 13 Kiwis are in action tomorrow in Division I games.

NB All games are US time therefore a day behind NZ –  ie games scheduled for March 6 in the States are played March 7 in NZ.

 Results March 6th

Yanni Wetzell (San Diego State University)

San Diego State Aztecs beat Boise State 81-68 in the Mountain West Conference Tournament semi-final. Yanni Wetzell finished with 6 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal as the Aztecs move into the Grand Final where they will take on Utah State tomorrow.

March 7th

Yanni Wetzell (San Diego State University)

Ranked #5 in the polls San Diego State are guaranteed a place in the NCAA Tournament beginning in a couple of weeks’ time. However they will still be keen to beat Utah State in the Mountain West Championship game and improve their already impressive 30-1 record.

Dan Fotu (St Mary’s College, California)

With a third place finish St Mary’s (11-5) head directly to the West Coast Conference quarter finals against a yet to be decided opponent. St Mary’s are the West Coast Conference Tournament defending champions.

Flynn Cameron (DePaul University)

A disappointing 3-14 in the Big East Conference the Blue Demons meet Providence in their final regular season game.

Tobias Cameron (Abilene Christian University)

Abilene will face Incarnate Word University in their final Southland Conference regular season fixture. At 14-4 Abilene have a shot at clinching the second seeding for the conference tournament next week.

Max de Geest (Long Beach State University)

Long Beach State (6-9) will visit Cal State Fullerton in their final Big West Conference fixture.

Matt Freeman (UC Santa Barbara)

Also in Big West Conference play Santa Barbara (9-6) will host Cal Poly in the regular season finale.

Callum McRae & Angus McWilliam (University of California, Riverside)

The third Big West Conference team with Kiwi interest are UC Riverside (6-9). They entertain UC Davis in their last regular season game.

Izayah Mauriahooho-Le’afa (Sacramento State University)

The senior guard plays his final regular season game for the Hornets at Portland State. The Hornets are 8-11 in Big Sky Conference play.

Jackson Stent (Houston Baptist University)

Houston Baptist Huskies wrap up Southland Conference play with a road trip to Texas A&M Corpus Christie. With just the top eight teams progressing to the Championship Tournament the  4-15 Huskies miss out.

Sam Timmins (University of Washington)

Washington head to Arizona for their final Pac 12 encounter hoping to improve on their 4-13 record ahead of the play-offs.

Sam Waardenburg (University of Miami)

Miami travel to Georgia Tech for their final ACC regular season game with a 6-13 conference record ahead of tournament play.

Anzac Rissetto (University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers)

Charlotte 49ers (10-7) will host Louisiana Tech in their final Conference USA fixture ahead of the play-offs hoping to improve on their 9-7 record.

March 8th

Kruz Perrott-Hunt (University of South Dakota)

USD (10-6) will carry third seeding into the Summit League play-offs where they will take on #6 North Dakota.

Roll of Honour

Yanni Wetzell (San Diego State University)

Mountain West Conference regular season champions

Mountain West All-Conference Third Team

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